Today I'm surrendering to Self-Care. I'm learning that there is a time for everything. A time to mount up and a time to heal. This round of IV medication, I'm trying to balance work and self-care; and at the same time, not feel guilty about the fact that I'm taking time away to renew.
Even Jesus took time to renew. Self-Care does not mean that you are weak, it just means that you are trying to be the best that you can be. Take the time that you need to be your best! I give you permission.
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Rae Lewis-Thornton is an Emmy Award-winning AIDS activist who rose to national acclaim when she told her story of living with AIDS in a cover story for Essence Magazine. She has lived with HIV for 27 years and AIDS for 19. Rae travels the country speaking and challenging stereotypes and myths about HIV/AIDS. She has a Master of Divinity degree and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Church History. Rae has been featured on Nightline, Dateline NBC, BET and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in countless magazines and newspapers, including Emerge, Glamour, O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Jet, Ebony, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune, to name a few. She earned the coveted Emmy Award for a first-person series on living With AIDS for Chicago's CBS News.
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